John Krasinski will both direct and star in "The Hollars" for Sycamore Pictures.
Krasinski will play John Hollar, a man with a great New York life and beautiful girlfriend who is pulled back to his Middle America home town when his mother undergoes brain surgery.
There he must navigate the dysfunctional rhythms of his helpless brother, anxiety-prone father and over-eager high school girlfriend.
Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins and Margo Martindale also star. Michael London, Tom Rice and Ben Nearn will produce.